Today is National Signing Day, the day high school seniors from across the country sign binding letters of intent to attend a college and play their sport.
At Minnetonka High School, five student athletes signed their letters on Wednesday morning.
Rowing: Catherine Ahrens (U of M)
Football: Jack Bixler (MSU-Moorhead), Jake Bush (MSU-Mankato), DeCeon Schumann (Northern State), Malcom Moore (Iowa Western CC)
In total, 20 Minnetonka High School athletes have signed National Letters of Intent this school year. Fifteen students signed during the early signing period last November and five signed Wednesday during the winter signing period.
These athletes will participate in 11 collegiate sports, including football, boys hockey, girls hockey, boys basketball, girls basketball, boys golf, boys swimming, girls swimming, baseball, girls soccer and rowing.
A brief ceremony and reception was hosted on Wednesday morning in the Student Commons.
Early period senior signees (November 2012):Amy Petersen Girls Hockey Penn State University Laura Bowman Girls Hockey Penn State University Sidney Morin Girls Hockey University of MN Duluth Hannah Behounek Girls Hockey Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Sydney Rossman Girls Hockey Quinnipiac University Riley Dearring Boys Basketball University of Wisconsin Joanna Hedstrom Girls Basketball University of Minnesota Jacques Wilson Boys Golf University of Kansas Noah Busch Boys Swimming University of Minnesota Amelia Schilling Girls Swimming University of Illinois Griffin Powell Baseball Minnesota State University Mankato Joe Martinson Baseball University of Minnesota Meredith Kelly Rowing University of Minnesota Ellie Crowell Girls Soccer Cornell University Jimmy Schuldt Boys Hockey St. Cloud State University
Twitter was hot with tweets about National Signing Day, including these with Minnetonka connections:
RT @Football_MSU: 2013 Commit: Jake Bush/OL/Minnetonka, MN http://t.co/xQylG0Yh
SIGNING DAY UPDATE: Jack Bixler, OL, Minnetonka, Minn. joins #DragonsFootball! Click link for more info - http://t.co/LHSoIsPU
Deceon Schumann of Minnetonka MN has signed with Northern State #nsuwolvesfbrecruit #gowolves #signingday”